HM the King's Health Is Recovering Steadily

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's health is recovering steadily. In its 14th statement reporting on the king's health, the Royal Household Bureau said the team of royal physicians at Siriraj Hospital reported that His Majesty the King can perform more active exercise. The Thai monarch, hospitalized since October 13, has regained a good appetite, according to the statement. Meanwhile, the bureau issued its second statement on Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, elder sister of King Bhumibol. The princess is still weak on the right side of her body, but is able to move her left side as she wishes.

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HM the King Will Be Soon Discharged from Hospital

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej will soon be discharged from Bangkok's Siriraj Hospital, where he has received medical treatment since 13 October 2007 after suffering a mild symptom of inadequate blood in the outer part of hisleft-side brain, known as cerebral ischemia, causing him losing strength over the right side of the body. According to the Bureau of the Royal Household, His Majesty the King is recovering well and regaining strength over the right part of his body, while inflammation in his large intestine has reduced. Arrangements by metropolitan police forces for His Majesty's return to Chitralada Villa, which is expected soon, have been already in good place. The beloved and revered Thai monarch will turn 80 on 5 December 2007.

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HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Receives Treatment at Siriraj Hospital

Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej's eldest sister, has been diagnosed with cancer since June 2007 and has been admitted to Siriraj Hospital to receive medicine treatment. The Bureau of the Royal Household says the Princess, 84, is also having problems with the right side of her body as some parts of her brain are dysfunctional, caused by bloodclots. The Princess’s conditions are sometimes stable, but sometimes not.

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UK Queen Elizabeth II Sends Get-Well Message to HM the King

HM Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom has sent a royal message to HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej expressing concern over the King's illness and wishing His Majesty a full recovery soonest. Queen Elizabeth II has also praised sound relations between the Thai and UK royal families. The royal message was conveyed to His Majesty the King by UK Ambassador to Thailand H.E. Mr. Quinton Quayle. Meanwhile, throngs of Thai people from all walks of life, as well as foreign diplomats and other well-wishers have continued to visit Siriraj Hospital, where His Majesty the King has received medical treatment since 13 October 2007, to write their get-well messages to the beloved monarch.

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HM the King Continues to Recover in Hospital

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej was reported as regaining his strength and on the path to recovery from his recent illness. In its eleventh statement on the king's health, the Royal Household Bureau said His Majesty the King’s regimen of active exercise had made his right leg muscles stronger. According to the statement, he was now able to walk with a walker and have more food. The statement said the royal physicians were satisfied with his overall condition.

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Grand Public Audience Granted by His Majesty the King on December 5

His Majesty the King has granted permission for a grand public audience to be held for people to pay tribute to His Majesty on December 5, in celebration of his 80th birthday anniversary this year.

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Reviving the Symbol of Thailand in St. Petersburg to Mark the 110th Anniversary of King Chulalongkorn’s Visit to Russia

In 1897, 110 years ago, King Chulalongkorn, Rama V, paid a visit to Russia, which was the start of long-standing diplomatic relations between Thailand and Russia. A project is being carried out to revive the symbol of Thailand in St. Petersburg to mark the 110th anniversary of King Chulalonkorn’s visit to Russia.

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Mobile Exhibition in Commemoration of His Majesty the King’s 80th Birthday Anniversary

A major mobile exhibition will be held in the four regions of Thailand in honor of His Majesty the King on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary.

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The King's Health Condition Is Satisfactory

A Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of His Majesty the King's brain has showed no signs of infarction or destruction from obstruction to the blood supply. A statement from the Royal Household Bureau said there was also no evidence of cerebral blood vessel stenosis (narrowing) nor occlusion (blockage) to indicate any temporary cerebral ischemia or blockage of blood supply. In addition, a Computerized Tomography (CT) conducted on the King's abdomen disclosed that the inflammation of the diverticulum of the large intestine is now nearly normal. The statement concluded that his general condition is satisfactory. The Royal Household Bureau distributed a total of 30,000 images of the King to the crowds gathered at the Siriraj hospital, while two private charity groups handed out another 12,300 images.

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National Film Archive Receives Award from Unesco

The National Film Archive of Thailand has won recognition from UNESCO for its conservation of old films, in particular the "King of the White Elephant". The Fellini Silver Medal Award was presented to Culture Minister Khunying Khaisri Sriaroon yesterday at the Phuket International Film Festival. The film, "King of the White Elephant", was produced before World War II. It will be screened at the National Film Archive's theater in Nakhon Phathom Province in early December in honor of HM the King on the occasion of his 80th birthday anniversary.



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